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Fears over Egyptian judiciary’s independence arise after Sisi appointments

Fears are rising in Egypt over the Egyptian president appointment of top judges for the first time in the country’s modern history, criticism of the judiciary’s lack of independence is rampant.

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Egypt: Trial of 2 judges who drafted law against torture postponed

The Disciplinary Board of the Cairo Court of Appeals has postponed the trial of the Court of Appeal President, Hisham Raouf, and the Court of Cassation vice-president, Assem Abdel-Jabbar, who were detained after they helped draft a law against torture.

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Egypt: Peaceful activists among hundreds subjected to arbitrary overnight probation measures

Egyptian authorities are continuing their use of arbitrary and excessive overnight probation measures to further punish peaceful activists by forcing them to overnight in crowded police cells after their release from prison, said Amnesty International today.

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Egypt: Family of deputy Brotherhood guide persecuted since 2013

The family of Khayrat Al-Shater, deputy to the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been subject to persecution since July 2013 when he refused to accept the military coup against late Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi, Arabi 21 reported yesterday.

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat el-Shater denies spying charges in rare court statement

A senior figure in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has denied charges of spying for Hamas in his first statement to a court since being arrested in 2013 in the aftermath of the coup that removed president Mohamed Morsi.

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Egypt’s Fatima Qandil: the first female judge to sit on the judicial panel of the Egyptian criminal court

Fatima Qandil is the first female judge to take up the judges panel in Egypt’s Criminal Court. The criminal court held a session on Sunday regarding a case of stock market manipulation. The case was led by judge Mohamed El-Feki alongside Qandil, Mahmoud Mohammad Yahya Rashdan, Abdullah Abdul Aziz Metwally …

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